Pets are undoubtedly great companions. However, their dander and fur could negatively affect your indoor air quality (IAQ). Fortunately, you can take the following are steps to minimize any unfavorable impact pets may have on the air quality in your Micco, FL, home:
Wash Your Bedding
Pet dander and fur could potentially trigger allergies, as can any dirt or debris that pets track into your home. The pollutants can settle on furniture and bedding and get released into the air.
This means they can continue to be problematic long after they initially land on the soft surfaces. Regularly wash your bedding and blankets and wipe down and clean your furniture to decrease the amount of dander and fur that’s present.
Groom Your Pets
Grooming your pet reduces the dander, hair and other pollutants that may reduce your indoor air quality. Bathe your pets according to your vet’s instructions, and brush them outside to decrease the spread of dander and fur indoors.
Clean Your Home
Even the smallest of animals can leave a lot of fur and dander behind. Vacuuming and cleaning hard and soft surfaces on a daily basis can improve your indoor air quality. Wash your pet’s bedding, wipe the furniture they sit on and launder any blankets they use.
Schedule Dryer Vent Cleanings
Dust and debris tend to gather in dryer vents, impacting the IAQ. This can potentially trigger a family member’s respiratory issues if you don’t clean your dryer vents every few years. Having a service technician clean your dryer vents can help boost the air quality within your living spaces.
Cleaning regularly and having service technicians maintain your HVAC unit can enhance your IAQ for both you and your pet. Call Barker Air Conditioning and Heating if you live in the Micco, FL, area and want more information about our HVAC and indoor air quality services.
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